cover image Wild Hunger

Wild Hunger

Chloe Neill. Berkley, $15 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-399-58709-2

In this spin-off from the Chicagoland Vampires series, all the supernaturals and humans of Chicago have been at peace for 20 years. It is no surprise when someone looking for more power decides to undermine the agreement, but Elisa Sullivan, daughter of vampire leaders, will fight to keep peace intact and save Chicago. Elisa moved to Paris to find her own way, but her job brings her back to her Chicago home, which is hosting peace talks among European leaders. Then, one representative is murdered and a shape-shifter is blamed. Elisa believes the suspect was framed in order to compromise the peace talks, and she teams up with her parents and friends, including Connor, a childhood companion whom she once found annoying but now has a crush on. She must also battle a literal inner monster that she doesn’t want to let out. Fans of urban fantasy will find their new favorite heroine in quick-witted, tough Elisa. Agent: Lucienne Diver, Knight Agency. (Aug.)